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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Humayun died at Delhi. Two days earlier he had slipped on the staircase of a library being constructed at the Old Fort.
1/24/1826 Gnanendra Mohan Tagore, first Indian barrister, was born in Calcutta.
1/24/1857 Calcutta University established.
1/24/1870 Muddan, famous Kannad poet and novelist, was born.
1/24/1921 T. N. Raina, former Army Chief and High Commissioner of Canada, was born.
1/24/1924 Karpoori Thakur ""Jan Nayak"", freedom fighter, teacher and national president of Samyukta Socialist Party, was born in village Samastipur, District Bihar.
1/24/1937 Gandhi announces that he will retire from politics.
1/24/1948 Australia all out 674 vs India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*).
1/24/1950 Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India.
1/24/1950 Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected to become the first President of India and 'Jana Gana Mana....' was accepted as the National Anthem of the country.
1/24/1951 Nehru assails US. demand for UN to name Peking as aggressor in Korea, New Delhi.
1/24/1952 The first International Film Festival of India held in Bombay, this event had a great impact on Indian Cinema.
1/24/1957 Kagaz Ke Phool, the first Indian black and white cinemascope film, was made.
1/24/1958 First international Film Festival started in Mumbai.
1/24/1966 Gulzarilal Nanda stepped down from the position of acting Prime Minister of India. He held his position till January 11, 1966 (Acting).
1/24/1966 Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of India. She continued in this office till March 24, 1977, after winning the General Elections. She became the only second woman in modern history to head a government.
1/24/1966 Dr. Homi Jahangir Bhabha, chairmain of Atomic Research Institute, passed away near Geneva when Air India Boeing 707 crashed in accident at Alps Hills, Mont Blanc in Switzerland killing all the 117 persons on board.
1/24/1976 Burmah Shell, a private oil company, was nationalised and renamed as Bharat Refineries.
1/24/1980 E. K. Nayanar forms Government in Kerala.
1/24/1980 J.S. Bawa became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 28/02/85).
1/24/1994 India sends six proposals to Pakistan to resolve bilateral problems.
1/24/1994 Singapore PM Goh Chok Tong arrives in New Delhi on a state visit.
1/24/1995 3,400 meter long tunnel at Barcem piercing through the Karmali Ghat in Canacona taluka on the Konkan railway route in Goa completed at an approximate cost of Rs. 50 million.
1/24/1995 Congress (I) suspends Arjun Singh from the party.
1/24/1996 H.K.L. Bhagat, senior Congress politician and former minister, arrested in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case.
1/24/1997 Public holiday in connection with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose birth centenary.
1/24/1997 Justice Meera Sahib Fathima Beevi and Justice Sukhdev Singh Kang appointed Governors of Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively.
1/24/1999 The Orissa police arrest 47 persons in connection with the killing of the Australian missionary.
1/24/2000 Supreme Court imposes, with immediate effect, a ban on industries in Delhi and Haryana from discharging untreated industrial effluents into the Yamuna.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/24/1990Surjit Singh Barnala sworn in as Governor of Tamil Nadu.
2/19/1922Beant Singh, former Chief Minister of Punjab and politician, was born. He played a vital role in supressing terrorist activities in Punjab.
11/29/1953Bahuriya Ramswarup Devi, better known as Laxmibai of Bihar, passed away. She will be always remembered for Chapra District Revolt, whereby she tied seven British men and threw them in Narayani River.
3/16/1902A. Appadorai, educationist and author, was born at Angadipuram, Kerala.
10/2/1955Nehru inaugurated an Integral Coach factory at Perambur.
12/27/1990Central Govt. introduces fresh direct tax proposals to raise additional Rs. 810 crore by raising income tax and fixing limits for deduction of depreciation.
2/26/1901The notes of Rs twenty denomination were issued with two issuing circles. These notes had four numeric denominations.
3/22/1969The first public sector petrochemical organisation was inaugurated.
9/19/1996Suresh Mehta ministry is dismissed, President's rule imposed.
11/20/1946Gandhiji starts tour without party.